SOUTH BEND, Ind.
(AP) — The University of Notre Dame has informed employees it will extend
benefits to same-sex spouses after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively
legalized gay marriage in Indiana and 10 other states.
sent out an email to employees Wednesday evening that said because Indiana
law now recognizes same-sex marriages, the university "will extend
benefits to all legally married spouses, including same-sex spouses."
The email says:
"Notre Dame is a Catholic university and endorses a Catholic view of
marriage. However, it will follow the relevant civil law and begin to
implement this change immediately."
attorney general's office told county clerks across the state Tuesday that
they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That came after a
federal appeals court in Chicago formally lifted Indiana's gay marriage